Board of Directors

Chandima Lalith Kumar Perera Jayasuriya
Non-Executive Chairman

Kumar Jayasuriya, who joined the Board of Central Finance Company PLC on 1st July 2011 was appointed the Chairman of the Company on 14 th July 2017. He is a fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants - UK, a Chartered Global Management Accountant, and a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants - UK.Mr. Jayasuriya is the immediate past Chairman of Finlays Colombo Limited and is a Trustee and a former Chairman of the Employers’ Federation of Ceylon. He is also a Director of several other companies including Nations Trust Bank PLC, Lanka Aluminium Industries PLC and Acme Printing & Packaging PLC.He has also previously served as Chairman of the Advisory Council of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce;Chairman of the Mercantile Services Provident Society; Director of the Employees Trust Fund Board;Director of the Sri Lanka Accounting & Auditing Standards Monitoring Board and Director of the CIMA Sri Lanka Division Board.

Chandima Lalith Kumar Perera Jayasuriya
Eranjith Harendra Wijenaike
Gerard Shamil Niranjan Peiris
Ravindra Erle Rambukwelle
Arjuna Kapila Gunaratne
Dhammika Prasanna de Silva
Sunil Chandra Sillapana Wickramasinghe
Asite Drupath Bandara Talwatte
Agampodi Damitha Nandanie de Zoysa
Arjun Rishya Fernando
Eranjith Harendra Wijenaike
Executive Director

Eranjith Wijenaike is the Managing Director of Central Finance Company PLC and has been a member of the Board since 1st April 1983. He is a Director of Tea Smallholder Factories PLC, Trans Asia Hotels PLC, Equity One PLC, Central Industries PLC and served as a founder Director of Nations Trust Bank PLC. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and a Postgraduate Diploma in Finance and Management.

Gerard Shamil Niranjan Peiris
Executive Director

Shamil Peiris is the Director (Finance) of Central Finance Company PLC and has been a member of the Board since 1st April 1983. He serves on the Boards of many companies within and outside the Group. He possesses over 38 years of post -qualification experience. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, Institute of Credit Management & Society of Certified Management Accountants - Sri Lanka, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants - UK, British Institute of Management and Association of Corporate Treasurers - UK. He is also a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

Ravindra Erle Rambukwelle
Executive Director

Ravi Rambukwelle is the Director (Marketing and Operations) of Central Finance Company PLC and has been a member of the Board since 20th February 2002. He possesses over 38 years of management experience, both locally and internationally. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Peradeniya, a Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing - UK and a Diploma in Commerce from the Institute of Commerce - UK. He serves as a Director in several group companies including Tea Smallholder Factories PLC and Central Industries PLC.

Arjuna Kapila Gunaratne
Executive Director

Arjuna Gunaratne, Director (Group Coordination) of the company, has been a member of the Board since 20th February 2002. He oversees the functions of Strategic Planning and Risk Management of the company. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of UK. He is also a Chartered Global Management Accountant. He also serves on the Board of Central Industries PLC.

Dhammika Prasanna de Silva
Executive Director

Prasanna de Silva is the Director (Credit) of Central Finance Company PLC and has been a member of the Board since 1st July 2011. He served as the Chairman of the Leasing Association of Sri Lanka from 2007 to 2009. He also serves as a director of Nations Trust Bank PLC. He is a fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants - UK and has completed all examinations of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) programme.

Sunil Chandra Sillapana Wickramasinghe
Independent Non -Executive Director

Sunil Wickramasinghe, the Former Chairman of Milco (Pvt) Limited was appointed to the Board on 01st July 2011. He possesses 29 years of experience at Nestlé, holding various positions in the fields of Technical, Sales, Marketing and General Management in Sri Lanka and overseas. He served as an Executive Director at Nestlé Sri Lanka, prior to leaving for Australia in 2005 to take up appointment as Sales Director for Nestlé Pacific Islands and later on General Manager – Nestlé Papua New Guinea. He has wide exposure to sales and marketing especially in emerging markets such as India, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Malaysia.

Asite Drupath Bandara Talwatte
Independent Non-Executive Director

Asite Talwatte was appointed to the Board of Central Finance Company PLC on 30th June 2016. Asite Talwatte recently retired from Ernst & Young after 37 years, of which he served as the Country Managing Partner for over a decade. He is a past President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of the United Kingdom, Sri Lanka Chapter. He also served as the Chairman of the Statutory Accounting Standards Committee, the Auditing Standards Committee, the Urgent Issues Task Force and the Examinations Committee of the ICASL. He served as a Director of People’s Bank and the SME Bank. He currently serves as an Independent Non-executive Director on the Boards of several listed Companies including Ceylon Hospitals PLC, Diesel and Motor Engineering PLC, Sunshine Holdings PLC and CT Holdings PLC. Asite Talwatte is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of the United Kingdom. He has a Post Graduate Diploma in Business and Financial Administration awarded by the ICASL and the University of Wageningem, Holland and a MBA from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura, Sri Lanka.

Agampodi Damitha Nandanie de Zoysa
Independent Non-Executive Director

Dr.(Mrs.) A.D.N. de Zoysa was appointed to the Board of Central Finance Company PLC on 15th February 2017. Dr. (Mrs.) de Zoysa holds a B.A (Hons.) Degree in Economics (Statistics) from the University of Peradeniya, M.Sc. Degree in Agricultural Development Economics from the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, M.A. Degree in Economics from the Ohio State University,Columbus, Ohio, USA and Ph.D. Degree in Agricultural Economics from the Ohio State University,Columbus, Ohio USA.She was the former Secretary to the Ministry of Plantation Industries from 2014 to 2015, the former Secretary to the Ministry of Productivity Promotion from 2013 to 2014, the former Secretary to the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development from 2010 to 2013 and was the Director General of the Department of Fiscal Policy of the Ministry of Finance and Planning from 2005 to 2006 and the Director General of the Department of Development Finance of the Ministry of Finance and Planning, Treasury from 2006 to 2010.Dr. (Mrs.) de Zoysa serves as a Consultant/ Advisor to CHEC Port City Colombo (Pvt) Ltd. and has served as the Chairperson of the Plantation Trust Fund, Board Member of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority, Sri Lanka Export Development Board, The National Aquatic Resources & Research Development Agency (NARA), The National Water Supply and Drainage Board and Member of theBoard of the Sri Lanka Institute of Nano Technology (SLINTEC).Dr. (Mrs.) de Zoysa served as a Director of DFCC Bank, Lankaputhra Development Bank and SriLanka Savings Bank during her tenure at the Ministry of Finance and Planning.

Arjun Rishya Fernando
Independent Non-executive Director

Arjun Fernando was appointed to the Board on 16th August 2017 and serves as a member of the Audit Committee and the Integrated Risk Management Committee. Mr Fernando holds an Engineering degree (BSc) from the Southern Illinois University, USA and a Master’s degree (MSc) in Management from Clemson University, South Carolina, USA. He is also an Associate of the Institute of Financial Studies (Chartered Institute of Bankers), UK. A career banker with local and international experience, Mr. Fernando previously served as Director / Chief Executive Officer of DFCC Bank PLC. Mr Fernando started his career at HSBC and has served in diverse senior management positions, including Chief Operating Officer HSBC Sri Lanka, Chief Technology & Services Officer HSBC Bangladesh, Regional Head of Change and Delivery (Commercial Banking, Trade and Supply Chain) HSBC Asia Pacific , based in Hong Kong. Mr Fernando is a Director of the Credit Information Bureau of Sri Lanka and a Director of the Board of Directors of Home Finance Company, Fiji.